It is with great sorrow and
regret that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Andy McCurdy, on
September 5, 2014, in Rogers, AR.
Andy is survived by his wife,
Belinda; Belinda's children: son Josh Huempfner and his son Mason, and daughter
Claire Huempfner and her fiancÚ Grayson Lindley; and Andy's children from a
previous marriage: son Colonel John McCurdy, USAF, his wife, Georgia, and their
children, Lizzie and Luke; and daughter Lainie McCurdy Hines and her children
Will and Daniel Hines.
The memorial service will be at
11 AM on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church, 307
W Elm Rogers AR 72756. The family will be available in the fellowship hall
after the service.
Condolences may be sent to
Belinda at 15151 Putman Road, Rogers, AR 72756-8179.
In lieu of flowers, Belinda has
asked that donations in Andy's memory be sent to Rogers Historical Museum, 322
South Second Street, Rogers, AR 72756.
Well done, Andy. Be thou at
Class Memorial Pages\B-2 Andy McCurdy.pdf
Robert Andrew ("Andy") McCurdy, 74, of
Rogers, passed early Friday morning, September 5, 2014. A Rogers native, Andy
was widely known and warmly regarded as a successful businessman and civic
leader whose quiet generosity positively impacted many lives. Those who knew
him were treated to his dry and sometimes biting humor, obsessive attention to
detail, and keen intuition about people. We miss him dearly.
Andy was born on December 1, 1939 to
Jess and Vina (Russell) McCurdy. The youngest of three siblings, he was a member
of the state championship basketball team at Rogers High School. After his
graduation in 1957, he was appointed to the United States Military Academy at
West Point class of 1961.
West Point had a profound impact on
Andy’s life and character.
Upon graduation he served as an
artillery officer in the United States Army. After completing Ranger school Andy
was assigned to the 504th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, where
he loved performing the duties of Jumpmaster and honing his golf game.
Andy resigned his commission on June 15,
1964, and returned to Northwest Arkansas to work for his father-in-law at the
Robinson Accounting firm in Rogers. During this time, he took classes at the
University of Arkansas School of Business, and in August of 1966, Andy became
Benton County's first Certified Public Accountant.
He continued his work as a CPA
throughout the rest of his career, including at the firm of Guinn & McCurdy. In
1970, he became the Administrator of the Rogers Medical Center; and over the
next 33 1/2 years, Andy’s vision and leadership were instrumental in the
phenomenal growth and modernization of health care in Northwest Arkansas. He was
unfailingly kind, but expected the best from those with whom he worked. On
December 31, 2003, he retired as Chief Financial Officer for all Northwest
Arkansas Mercy clinics. In a striking testament to his impact on the community,
his retirement ceremony was attended by over 500 well-wishers.
Over the years, Andy served on the
Rogers School Board; as a member of the Airport Commission; as President of the
Rogers Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club; and as Chairman of the Board of
Federal Savings Bank. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Board of
Directors for United Bank of Springdale. Along the way, he also found time to
nurture his love of aviation, becoming a highly accomplished pilot of multiple
types of aircraft and logging over 10,000 flight hours. In his later years, Andy
attended monthly meetings of the Rogers History Club, where he enjoyed learning
about and preserving for future generations the rich history of a community in
which he played such an integral role. Andy will be remembered as an energetic
and deeply engaged man of many diverse talents and interests.
The love of Andy's life was his family,
and he took great pride and joy in us all. He is survived by his loving wife,
Belinda, whom he married on September 27, 1996, and by her children: Josh
Huempfner and his son Mason of Rogers; and Claire Huempfner and her fiance
Grayson Lindley, of Grapevine, Texas. He is also survived by his children from a
previous marriage: Colonel John McCurdy, USAF, and his wife Georgia and their
two children, Lizzie and Luke, of Colorado Springs; and Lainie Hines and her two
children, Will and Daniel, of Rogers. Andy was preceded in death by his parents,
brother Bill McCurdy, sister Liz Means, daughters Mary Martha and Amanda, and by
Belinda's son Matt Huempfner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that
memorials be made in his name to the Rogers Historical Museum, 322 South Second
Street, Rogers, Arkansas, 72756.
A memorial service is set for 11A.M.
Thursday September 11 at First United Methodist Church in Rogers. Arrangements
are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge.